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Old 04-30-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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first dry stack retaining wall - calculating tonnage needed?

i'll be ordering "redding stone," from redding, ct. pretty soon.

i've heard vastly different quotes on how many tons i need.
once when i inquired about limestone, i was told i'd need 3-4 tons for my 30' wall X 2' high.

when i asked about this redding stone, the guy is trying to tell me i need 15 tons! is this possible, or is he just not calculating right?

any advice for a really nice looking, tight-seamed, stable wall? particular books to read? hammer and chisel every stone to get a super tight fit?



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Old 04-30-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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There are classes in your area on turning piles of stone into walls. It would behoove you to take one or hire a mason and work as his laborer to learn some technique. It is hard to determine how much it will take with just a dimension. There are too many other variables to get it close, especially if you have never beat stone into shape before.


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